CANNABIS 

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Legalization: What to Expect

CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
 
NOVEMBER 27, 2018 | TUESDAY | 9 AM - 4:30 PM | VANCOUVER

This forum seeks to educate stakeholders from municipal government, work safety, health care, insurance, tourism and others that will be impacted by the legalization of cannabis.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

8:30 - Doors Open

9:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:15 - Keynote Presentation – Update from Health Canada 

 Lindsay Robles Manager, Business Intelligence, Strategic Policy, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch, Health Canada

Join Health Canada for the latest updates on the regulatory framework, timelines and what Canadians can expect upon implementation, including: 

  • An overview of the federal framework for cannabis, including the federal licensing regime and packaging and labelling requirement for cannabis products

  • Supporting communities through awareness, education and compliance

  • Engagement with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation 

09:45 LEGALIZATION UPDATE

Your 360° View of the Regulatory Landscape: Federal, Provincial and Municipal Updates

Lindsay Robles Manager, Business Intelligence, Strategic Policy, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch, Health Canada

Mary Shaw, Executive Director, BC Cannabis Legislation and Regulation Secretariat

Kathryn Kolbuch Holm, P.Eng., Director, Licensing & Community Standards, Chief Licence Inspector, City of Vancouver

  •  Exploring the most current legal framework from a federal perspective

  • An overview of British Columbia’s provincial cannabis laws to manage access and use

  • Municipal perspectives on the path to legalization on the ground – what measures can be taken to best support communities during this landmark transition?
                        -    Land-use planning, zoning and business licensing – what steps should be taken to ensure                                preparedness?

10:30 a.m.           Networking Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.    Sharing Best Practices: Spotlight on Denver
Dan Rowland, Principal, 420 Advisory Management

11:00 a.m.    The HEXO Story

Terry Lake, Vice-President, Social Responsibility, HEXO Corp

As the cannabis industry’s first Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Dr. Terry Lake will bring his deep insight into the necessity for strong CSR leadership through environmental partnerships and social programs in the rapidly expanding Canadian cannabis marketplace.

11:15 a.m. Capitalizing on Cannabis: Unlocking Potential Growth Opportunities

Ashleigh Brown, Community Manager & Patient Liaison, Strainprint

Kimberly Burns, Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP
Niel Marotta, President & CEO, INDIVA

Brianne Campbell, Vice-President, Sales, JADEO

Phil Holmstrom, Co-Founder, Pinnacle Biotech

  • Making the transition from an underground market to legitimate business from distribution to retailing

  • Exploring opportunities in support sectors, including accounting, security, packaging, marketing and legal expertise

  • Business development opportunities as the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use

12:00 p.m.    Hot Topic: Immigration Issues & Cross-Border Cannabis Policy
Ellen Kief, Counsel - U.S. Immigration Law, Dentons Canada LLP

12:20 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1:30 pm HEALTH, SAFETY & INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS

From the Workplace to the Roads: Taking the Appropriate Health, Safety and Risk Mitigation Measures

Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality, WorkSafeBC
Aman Oberoi, JD, Associate Counsel, Taylor Law Group

Adam Greenblatt, Canopy Growth

Anita Rasoda, Clinical Pharmacist, Fraser Health Authority

  • Exploring the impact of recreational cannabis use on public health, including ways to empower public education

  • Cannabis at work: what employers should consider when updating their occupational health and safety policies

  • Understanding and assessing cannabis health benefits coverage claims

  • Taking measure to ensure communities are safe, supported and well-educated in appropriate consumption

  • Spotlight on policing and enforcement including required new protocols and training

2:30 pm INSIDE THE INDUSTRY - CANNABIS EXPERTS

Sharing Best Practices from Other Jurisdictions: Spotlight on King City

Doreen Liberto, AICP, MDR, Earth Design International &King City Community Development Director
Robert Cullen, City Council Member, King City
Scott Bruce, Earth Design International & King City Principal Plan
Barry Wilson, Systems Ecologist and Owner, CE Analytics Ltd.

3:30 pm THOUGHT-LEADERS ROUNDTABLE

Creating a Collaborative Community to Optimize Benefits and Mitigate Risks

Shea Coulson, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Bert Hick, President, Rising Tide Consultants

Rosy Mondin, CEO, QuadronCorp, Executive Director, Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada

Anita Rasoda, Clinical Pharmacist, Fraser Health Authority

Cam Battley, Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Terry Roycroft, President, The Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre Inc. (MCRCI)

  • This interactive panel discussion features a range of perspectives ready to equip you with the information you need to prepare and achieve common goals as legalization rapidly approaches. Learn from their experiences and expertise – and come prepared with your most pressing questions.

4:30 pm - Closing Remarks

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